Information Package / Course Catalogue
Academic Writing Skills
Course Code: CHH533
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

To develop students' research skills at the graduate level and to enable them to gain the skills necessary to write an article on an academic subject by applying their critical thinking skills.

Course Content

Writing the title, introduction, method, findings and conclusion of the scientific article

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to explain the concepts of scientific writing, scientific article.
2.To be able to create the title of a scientific article
3.Being able to write the introduction of a scientific article.
4.Being able to write the method of scientific article.
5.Being able to write the findings of a scientific article.
6.To be able to write the discussion of scientific article.
7.Being able to write the conclusion part of a scientific article
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Hoffmann, A. H. (2009). Scientific writing and communication: papers, proposals, and presentations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2.Hyland, K. (2007). Applying a Gloss: Exemplifying and Reformulating in Academic Discourse. Applied Linguistics, 28/2: 266–285.
3.Hyland, K. (2009). Academic discourse. London: Continuum International Publishing.
4.Swales, J. M. and Feak, C. B. (2004). Academic writing for graduate students. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
5.Brew, A. ve Lucas, L. (eds) (2009). Academic research and researchers. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
What is scientific writing; the origin of scientific writing; what is a scientific article; types of scientific article; articles and theses
Week 2 - Theoretical
How to write the introductory part?
Week 3 - Theoretical
How to write the method section?
Week 4 - Theoretical
How to write the findings section; how to present findings effectively; table chart examples
Week 5 - Theoretical
How to write a discussion section? How to write the conclusion section?
Week 6 - Theoretical
How is the title prepared? How are the authors and their addresses sorted? How to prepare a short summary? How to prepare a long summary?
Week 7 - Theoretical
How to express thanks? How are sources displayed? How to cite sources?
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
How and when to use ethics, rights and permissions, abbreviations?
Week 10 - Theoretical
Examples in academic article writing
Week 11 - Theoretical
Examples in academic article writing
Week 12 - Theoretical
Examples in academic article writing
Week 13 - Theoretical
Article writing practice
Week 14 - Theoretical
Article writing practice
Week 15 - Theoretical
Article writing practice
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Midterm Examination130131
Final Examination140141
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
OÇ-1
5
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
OÇ-2
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
OÇ-4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-6
OÇ-7
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
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